Assistant Professor of Finance and Business Economics
Email: miao.zhang@marshall.usc.edu
Curriculum Vitae | Google Scholar Page

Research Interests: Labor and Finance, Regulation and Tax Policies

Upcoming Presentations:
NBER Economic Analysis of Regulation Conference, ASU Sonoran Conference, MFA (*2), SGF Conference 2023, Paris Dauphine University, SAIF

Working Papers

Wisdom of the Institutional Crowd: Implications for Anomaly Returns
(with AJ Chen and Gerard Hoberg)
~INSEAD; 14th Annual Hedge Fund Research Conference; 2023 ASU Sonoran Winter Finance Conference; 2023 MFA; 2023 SGF Conference

The Cost of Regulatory Compliance in the United States
(with Francesco Trebbi)
~2023 NBER Economic Analysis of Regulation Conference; Paris Dauphine University

Talent Retention Risk and Missing Corporate Investment
(with AJ Chen and Zhao Zhang) Coming soon
~2022 Labor and Finance Group Meeting, 2023 MFA

Under the Hood of Routine Share Decline
(with Nir Jaimovich and Nicolas Vincent) Coming soon
Contrary to the notion of creative destruction, we show that entrant establishments consistently have higher share of routine task labor. The declining routine share is entirely driven by incumbent establishments.

Published Papers

The Cross-Section of Investment and Profitability: Implications for Asset Pricing
(with Mete Kilic and Louis Yang)
Journal of Financial Economics, 2022, 145(3), 706-724

Labor-Technology Substitution: Implications for Asset Pricing
Journal of Finance, 2019, 74(4), 1793-1839
Slides | Appendix | Data | Replication
WFA Cubist Systematic Strategies PhD Candidate Award for Outstanding Research

Trading Up and the Skill Premium
(with Nir Jaimovich, Sergio Rebelo, and Arlene Wong)
NBER Macroeconomics Annual, 2019, 34, 285-316
Slides | NBER Presentation

Local Risk, Local Factors, and Asset Prices
(with Selale Tuzel)
Journal of Finance, 2017, 72(1), 325-370
Slides | Appendix | Data

Suitability Check and Household Investments in Structured Products
(with Eric Chang and Dragon Tang)
Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, 2015, 50(3), 597-622

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